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Eligible AACPS students who take classes while in high school will no longer be charged tuition and fees. Eligible AACPS affiliated home-schooled students or students that attend a partnering private school can take classes at a 25% discount.

For private and home-schooled students, after registering for your approved course(s), present your completed Early College Access Program (ECAP) application to the Cashier’s office along with payment. A new ECAP form is required every term. Get additional details about paying for classes below!

Payment Plan

Full payment is preferred but not required. Students may participate in AACC’s payment plan. If a payment is not received within six days of the scheduled due dates, a $10 late fee will be assessed on the seventh day for each due date.

Learn more about payment plans.

Accepted Payment Types

We accept credit cards, checks and money order, but receipt of cash is limited, so be sure to check the most current information about our methods of payment.

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Avoid Being Dropped Due to Nonpayment

Initial payment is required approximately three days from time of registration or the student will be dropped from the course. Remember, having a completed ECAP form will not prevent you from being dropped from a course. Only full payment will secure your seat in class.

Students Qualifying for Free and Reduced Meals

Students who qualify for Free and Reduced Meals (FARM) DO NOT pay any tuition but must pay the registration fee, general student fees and any applicable lab fees. Students who wish to change or add a course once the ECAP form has been submitted must complete a new form indicating the new course.

Early College Access Grant

Maryland public high school students who enroll in ECAP and demonstrate financial need can apply for the Early College Access Grant. This $200 grant can help pay for the registration fees, general student fees, lab fees and tuition.

The application for this grant will be emailed to your MyAACC email account once the FAFSA is received and the AACC admissions office declares your intent to be an Early College Access student. Grant money is limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants. Students approved for an Early College Access Grant in the fall do not need to reapply for the spring.

You can get started now and complete your FAFSA. Be sure to list AACC as one of your schools using the AACC Federal School Code 002058.

Email any questions about your FAFSA or the Early College Access Grant (ECAG) to


All AACC students, including those receiving discounted tuition through ECAP, are provided access to MyAACC. It is important that you complete setting up this account. It is how you will conduct business with AACC, access your grades and more!

Learn more about MyAACC.


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